Nipsey Hussle memorial service planned for Thursday at Staples Center in downtown L.A. – Los Angeles Times


Nipsey Hussle memorial service planned for Thursday at Staples Center in downtown L.A.

Nipsey Hussle, pictured in 2018, was fatally shot last weekend outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles. A memorial service is being planned for Thursday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

A public memorial service for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle is tentatively set for Thursday at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, a source familiar with the plans said Saturday.

The service is being planned as a ticketed event with non-transferable tickets, the source said. No other details were available.

A celebrated rapper and activist, Hussle was gunned down outside his clothing store on Slauson Avenue last Sunday. The 33-year-old musician and Grammy-nominated artist was a pillar in his South L.A. neighborhood andpraised for helping othersin the community.

Hussle’s shooting came a day before a scheduled meeting with LAPD Chief Michel Moore and Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff to talk about ways he could help stop gang violence.

Hussle had two children, a son with his girlfriend, Lauren London, and a daughter from a prior relationship.

Representatives for the city of Los Angeles didn’t respond to request for comment Saturday about Thursday’s planned memorial service.

Staples Center was also the site of apublic memorialin 2009 for the late singer Michael Jackson.

Eric Holder is accused of shooting Hussle and has been charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Police allege Holder had gotten into a dispute with Hussle earlier in the day and returned with a gun and started shooting.

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